Apart from chlorophyll, algae have several other pigments in their chloroplast. What pigments are found in blue-green, red and brown algae that are responsible for their characteristic colours?
Blue-green algae phycocyanin and r-phycoerythrin pigments are present beside chlorophyll a
Brown algae possess chlorophyll a, c, carotenoids and xanthophylls. They are olive green in colour.
Red algae possess chlorophyll a, d and phycoerythrin in their body